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This week we combined a discipline I have experience and interest in (storytelling/narrative) with our program’s overarching area of interest (A.I./future [digital] narratives).  We’d already had an introduction to this course in the first semester which built a lot of interest in the two-day intensives, and had had a sampling of the course the previous […]

This week we looked at marketing our products to those in positions of power. We began with a lecture by the brilliant Dr. Teea Palo on the SUCCESs framework. This framework broke down the core points of pitching a product, as ensuring the marketing technique/pitch is: Simple. The pitch should be straightforward and accessible. It […]

This week we looked at various examples of religious identity in narratives. The first intensive day approached this from a predominantly Christian and Judaist approach. This was deeply insightful as it allowed us to learn about different religious practices whilst thinking of how narratives exist as a whole – and are structured according to denominational […]

This week I reflected on an ‘extra-curricular’ event that I have attended outside EFI, and it’s relevance to my final project. Over the winter break, I attended the Stories on the Way: Winter Solstice Stories at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, which was hosted by one of our guest lecturers from World of Story: Janis McKay. This […]

This semester’s first intensive was ‘World as Story’ which covered a range of disciplines from politics and anthropology to economic history. We began the first day with a discussion on narrative, which was encapsulated into the following points: A narrative tells us what could happen. It’s not static but dynamic. It isn’t a snapshot, it […]

This week I reflected on what I have learned over the course of Semester 1 and what I am looking forward to in Semester 2. This post will form the basis for my Reflective Blog Post Summative Assessment, as I assess each of the first-semester courses in turn and examine their individual contributions to my final […]

Text Remix The EFI shared core ‘Text Remix’ has had a great impact on the development of my project idea. It’s effect can be summarised as: inspiring the initial idea of combining a visual/creative narrative with AI to generate a response. furthering the development of this idea in response to Jane McKie’s use of Google […]

This week has been a juggling act of the following courses: Text Remix, Gamifying Historical Narratives, Creative Visual Narratives, Interdisciplinary Futures, and my Final Project. As such, the aforementioned have overlapped to inspire each other – creating an amalgamation of sorts. For example, the manhua comic I am drawing for CVN has bled into the […]

This week’s focus was Writing Speculative Fiction by the two brilliant lecturers: Jane McKie and Jane Alexander. The first day of the intensive focussed on differentiating speculative fiction from science fiction as a genre, examining the ‘freewriting’ writing style, and having the opportunity to listen to the ingenious author and research physicist, Helen Sedgwick. The […]

This week found me conversing on my ‘Final Idea’ with fellow students at UofE and family members. As a result, I was able to bounce several ideas around and to refine the ‘first-draft’ idea I’d first cooked up. Last night, whilst working on a separate project for GHN was when the journey ahead of me […]

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